Topic: Crotchets' Ghost Train

Every year I post a Halloween song - but on October the 31st of 2014 I posted this...

https://youtu.be/1rta738VwWQ

...a poem instead. A poem I wanted to animate but with the rushed nature of my being - didn't give myself time to animate it.

In 2017 and after a few tests to see what software I want to do this in...

https://s27.postimg.org/bydtsxfwz/BK_Ma … e_Test.jpg

...I'm pumping the chest of this unfinished project.

This is where you guys maybe able to help me out; my broad Geordie scratch track reading of it is horrid (see above) so looking for alternatives to my own.

Simple though it may be, here is the Crotchets' Ghost Train poem.

Crotchet the Ghost Train owner was always unpleased
His Train was not scarey -
the kids did not scream.
He tried spiders on strings
and ghouls in bed sheets.
Yet the children just laughed
unscared in their seats.
In a moment of madness he tied a rope to the back
and stood in the darkness
for
the
train
down
track.
Tormented by laughter
He wept silently in pain -
still stood in the darkness
awaiting the train.
As it came ever closer
it took the ropes slack -
A noose around his neck
there was no going back.
"This is not scarey"
the children all said.
Not knowing of what
lay in wait up ahead.
The train jerked to a stop
with an eery bell ring -
the children all screaming
to see Crotchets feet swing.
They ran from the ride -
all frightened an weary.
Now Crotchets Ghost Train
WILL ALWAYS BE SCAREY.

Any help would be appreciated.

Crotchet Character reference  https://s23.postimg.org/4yovvaemz/Crotc … alised.jpg

Boy Kid Character reference https://youtu.be/UZTCWus_fzc

(all pretty much just an animation test)

Hurroo

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I'll post some recordings tomorrow evening. I love the poem!

Witness me!

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Right on! You have my email?! if needs be.

Hurroo

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The ambient occlusion pass https://s21.postimg.org/8cqfme2jr/CGT_AO_Pass.jpg

Hurroo

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I'll probably render out a full CG res version of Croctchets ghost train after all is said an done. But for now, harware rendering is super quick to test with.

Hurroo

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(re: AO pass) What's with the guy-on-the-right's nose?

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Back face-culling on purpose so the normals are wrong to outline the guys nose. If that makes any sense...

Hurroo

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Yep.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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https://s22.postimg.org/hgd3fw941/BK_EG.jpg Makes a big difference for the flat look I'm going for. I just never checked it before I posted here. My bad. Ha.

Hurroo

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https://thumb.ibb.co/bJzEak/CGT_1.jpg

Hurroo

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https://thumb.ibb.co/bLJ7vk/CGT_2.jpg

Hurroo

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https://thumb.ibb.co/iVAnvk/CGT_3.jpg

Hurroo

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https://thumb.ibb.co/nCcp85/CGT_4.jpg

Hurroo

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Very much testing out scene lighting

Hurroo

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Good stuff. I continue to watch this thread... ;-)

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And my Axe.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/21KVRhhOAoL.jpg

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Shared my recordings to you, Regan. Let me know if you need anything else.

Witness me!

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Spot on! I've only had a quick thumb through the different takes 'cos I'm not in the house, but, definitely workable. Cheers. I'll have a proper look when I get home, tomorrow.

Hurroo

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